Written Boards Review and Test Taking Strategies

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Written Board Reviews and Test-Taking Strategies

February 1, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Alex Kaminsky sits down with Dr. Adam Rosh to cover timelines, mindset and strategies into successful preparation for both written boards and in-service examinations. Additionally, Dr. Rosh imparts his wisdom as a passionate educator and former program director.

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Host

Alexander Kaminsky, MD

University of California San Francisco – Fresno
PGY4
@Alex_KamskyEM
EMRA*Cast Episodes

Guests

Adam Rosh, MD, FACEP

Founder and CEO, Rosh Review
Former Program Director at Detroit Receiving Hospital

Overview:

In this episode, Alex sits down with Dr. Adam Rosh (Rosh Review) to cover timelines, mindset and strategies into successful preparation for both written boards and in-service examinations. Additionally, Adam imparts his wisdom as a passionate educator and former program director.

Key Resources / References:

Key Points:

Timeline

  • 1 Year Out: Look at the Exam Logistics and Personal/Social Barriers
  • 6 Months Out: Organize your study schedule, light study
  • 1 Month Out: Study!
  • 2 Weeks Out: REALLY study (crank it up to 11)
  • 2-3 Days Out: “Rolling Stop” – Slow down, recharge.
  • 1 Day Out: Light review

Resource Control: Pick 2-3 resources/modalities and stick with them. Book, E-learning, Q-bank or practice exams. Apply your knowledge from several angles. Prove you know the material in more than one context.

Spaced Repetition and Inter-leaving are KEY: